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Issue #237: When People Judge or Threaten You Because Your Illness is Invisible & Sometimes, All We Need is for Someone to Hold Space for Us

Issue #237: When People Judge or Threaten You Because Your Illness is Invisible & Sometimes, All We Need is for Someone to Hold Space for Us | A Chronic Voice

Friday, 30 October 2020. Issue #237.

In this issue: When you live with chronic illness, pain is a guessing game, and sometimes you wait too long before going to the A&E, such as when you get deadly cyst ruptures. When people judge and threaten you because your illness is invisible. Chronic Illness Social Pod – a community built on fairness, reciprocation, friendship and belief in each other. When you live with an invisible illness, people often forget how sick you truly are as well, and sometimes need to be reminded. Insomnia is bad enough without an added element of chronic pain; 64% of people who live with chronic pain, in fact, suffer from sleep deprivation. Your body works as a single unit and not as separate parts, but when in chronic or mental pain, the wrong signals can be sent. Sometimes, all we need is for someone to hold space for us and allow us to just be, or to rant as we need to. Winter can be the toughest season of the year for many spoonies, as it turns into an endless flare up triggered by the cold. A blog overhaul review by Jo of ‘A Journey Through the Fog’. We cannot change what is out of our control, but through acceptance, we can choose how we want to cope.

*Note: This article is meant for educational purposes, and is based on each person’s individual experiences and circumstances. It is not to be substituted for medical advice. Please consult your own doctor before changing or adding new treatment protocols.

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